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Are YOU a Frank Underwood? Take the test to find out if you have the newly found ‘sixth personality trait’ for manipulative behavior

Are YOU a Frank Underwood? Take the test to find out if you have the newly found ‘sixth personality trait’ for manipulative behavior

on June 14, 2015, 7:34 AM / in International News, National News, People

The 15-minute test asks you to respond to 100 statements about yourself Test takes into account the ‘sixth personality trait’ of honesty and humility This is usually not tested for by psychologists, but could reveal a great about a person’s tendency for unethical behaviour Do you have what it takes to scheme your way to the top with the brutal […]

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TPA Can Still Be Stopped!

TPA Can Still Be Stopped!

on June 14, 2015, 7:04 AM / in International News, National News

After Friday’s votes in the House, you’re probably confused about the status of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). The confusion arises from the fact that a TPA bill was passed by the House on Friday by 219-211. Since the Senate had passed TPA on May 22, this would ordinarily mean that the next stop for TPA would be President Obama’s desk […]

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If you don’t like GOP opposition to TPA and TPP, thank Leadership

If you don’t like GOP opposition to TPA and TPP, thank Leadership

on June 12, 2015, 8:45 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

By: Neil Stevens  / RedState I’m seeing a lot of nasty, bitter comments lately from hard core free traders about the growing GOP opposition to giving Barack Obama Trade Promotion Authority (TPA, usually known as Fast Track), so that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) can get an up-or-down vote. Populism, hurting Americans, protectionism, rabble rabble rabble. Well, you know what? Don’t […]

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Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared of ‘aggravated pimping’

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn cleared of ‘aggravated pimping’

on June 12, 2015, 8:39 AM / in International News

Really, He Was! USAToday reported that a court in Lille, France, acquitted former International Monetary Fund director Dominique Strauss-Kahn and 10 other defendants of “aggravated pimping” charges stemming from sex parties with prostitutes in luxury hotels. Strauss-Kahn denied organizing the orgies, telling the court that he didn’t know the women were prostitutes and that he needed the “recreational sessions” while […]

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Congress to determine fate of Obama’s massive Pacific trade deal

Congress to determine fate of Obama’s massive Pacific trade deal

on June 12, 2015, 8:32 AM / in International News, National News

The House is expected to vote today on whether to grant “fast track authority” to President Obama’s 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. Obama has pushed hard for this “legacy-defining achievement,” which would make trade easier for the 40 percent of the global economy represented by these 12 countries. Obama hopes to gain “fast track” authority, which would restrict future congressional […]

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EPA takes first step to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from airlines

EPA takes first step to limit greenhouse-gas emissions from airlines

on June 11, 2015, 7:37 AM / in International News, National News

By Bart Jansen, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — Airline emissions threaten human health by contributing to climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed Wednesday. The proposal for a so-called “endangerment finding” under the Clean Air Act is a precursor to the EPA proposing regulations to limit heat-trapping emissions from plane exhaust. The agency will collect public comment about the proposal for […]

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American Keith Broomfield Killed Fighting Against ISIS in Syria

American Keith Broomfield Killed Fighting Against ISIS in Syria

on June 10, 2015, 4:25 PM / in International News, National News

An American man killed fighting alongside Kurdish forces against ISIS believed it was “God’s will” that he go to Syria, his mother told NBC News. “I didn’t want him to go but I didn’t have a choice in the matter,” Keith Broomfield’s mother, Donna, tearfully said in a phone interview Wednesday from Westminster, Massachusetts. A State Department official confirmed to […]

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Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

Is ISIS Coming to Damascus?

on June 5, 2015, 7:49 AM / in International News, Opinion

Who rises if Assad falls? That question, which has bedeviled U.S. experts on the Middle East, may need updating to read: Who rises when Assad falls? For the war is going badly for Bashar Assad, whose family has ruled Syria since Richard Nixon was president. Assad’s situation seems more imperiled than at any time in this four-year civil-sectarian war that […]

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OIL EXPORTS?

OIL EXPORTS?

on June 3, 2015, 6:49 AM / in International News, National News

House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) seemed to warm to oil exports Tuesday when he said lifting the current ban “can be a win.” Upton’s comments at a subcommittee hearing are the most positive assessment he’s given on the subject of ending the four-decade-old ban on shipping crude oil, but he stopped short of endorsing the proposal […]

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Gay atheist rips into Irish bishops’ weak response on gay ‘marriage’

Gay atheist rips into Irish bishops’ weak response on gay ‘marriage’

on June 3, 2015, 6:45 AM / in International News, National News

Editor’s Note: I am greatly encouraged when a “gay atheist” gets it right and disappointed when the church deceives itself in order to be popular. (LifeSiteNews.com) — A leading British commentator who is both a homosexual and an atheist has come down hard on the leadership of the Catholic Church in Ireland for what he calls its complacent “willingness to […]

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Vince Vaughn Goes Off on Gun Rights in a Way That Will Make 2nd Amendment Advocates Smile: ‘Banning Guns Is Like Banning Forks’

Vince Vaughn Goes Off on Gun Rights in a Way That Will Make 2nd Amendment Advocates Smile: ‘Banning Guns Is Like Banning Forks’

on June 1, 2015, 9:45 AM / in International News, National News

Actor Vince Vaughn sounded off on gun ownership rights in a big way in a new interview with British GQ.  In excerpts from the interview published Monday, Vaughn said he supports the right for people to have a gun in public “full stop, not just in your home” and that the Second Amendment is “not about duck hunting” but “to resist the […]

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States declare war on powdered alcohol

States declare war on powdered alcohol

on May 29, 2015, 7:57 AM / in International News, National News

By Nathan Rubbelke  / Washington Examiner Powdered alcohol, given the green light by federal regulators in March, is facing battles across the country as state legislatures and federal politicians file legislation aimed at banning the newly approved product. Eighty-one bills seeking to ban or regulate powdered alcohol have been filed in 39 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico […]

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Brazil Runs into the Reality of Race

Brazil Runs into the Reality of Race

on May 29, 2015, 5:52 AM / in International News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: Brazil is actually two countries: The very white European south, and the very African north. The dichotomy could not be clearer. …read more Source:: American Thinker       

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Secret Pentagon Report Reveals U.S. “Created” ISIS

Secret Pentagon Report Reveals U.S. “Created” ISIS

on May 26, 2015, 7:47 AM / in International News, National News

Several years ago I passed along the fact that members of the intelligence community privately admit that al-Qaeda was an invention of the U.S. government to provide the face of the enemy in the perpetual, amorphous, knowingly unwinnable, misnamed global war on terror (GWOT).  Actually, changing one letter would make it more accurate – global war OF terror. When (and […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday May 26, 2015 Edition

10 things you need to know today about yesterday May 26, 2015 Edition

on May 26, 2015, 7:37 AM / in International News, National News

1. Cleveland reaches settlement over police practices Cleveland reportedly has reached a settlement with the Justice Department over an alleged pattern of excessive force and civil rights violations by city police. The settlement came after weekend protests over the Saturday acquittal of a white officer who fired the last 15 rounds of a 137-shot police barrage that killed two unarmed black […]

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Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

Ireland backs legalizing gay marriage by a landslide

on May 24, 2015, 6:49 AM / in International News

Irish voters backed legalizing gay marriage by a landslide, according to electoral figures announced Saturday — a stunning result that illustrates the rapid social change taking place in this traditionally Catholic nation. Figures from Friday’s referendum announced at Dublin Castle showed that 62.1 percent of Irish voters said “yes.” Outside, watching the results announcement live in the castle’s cobblestoned courtyard, […]

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Pacific free-trade talks ‘in the end-game:’ U.S. trade official

Pacific free-trade talks ‘in the end-game:’ U.S. trade official

on May 24, 2015, 6:35 AM / in International News, National News

By Rosemarie Francisco BORACAY, Philippines (Reuters) – The United States is optimistic a deal to set up a free trade zone across the Pacific will be concluded soon, with sensitive issues likely to be ironed out when its Congress resumes sessions, the top U.S. trade official said on Sunday. “We are very much in the end-game,” U.S. Trade Representative Michael […]

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U.S.-Cuba talks: Looks like a one-way street

U.S.-Cuba talks: Looks like a one-way street

on May 24, 2015, 6:29 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Editor’s Note: U.S. Gets NADA! We keep hearing that the U.S. and Cuba are making progress on the so-called talks.  I guess that it depends on what the meaning of “negotiations” or “progress” is. So far, we’ve agreed to sit down with the Castro regime.  This is huge, because every previous administration, from Kennedy to G.W. Bush, refused to meet […]

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PAUL RYAN TO OBAMA’S RESCUE ON TRADE? What?

PAUL RYAN TO OBAMA’S RESCUE ON TRADE? What?

on May 22, 2015, 7:18 AM / in International News, National News

The trade fight is heading to the House. Vicki Needham for the hometown paper: “Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is rallying Republicans around fast-track authority. Ryan, the chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee, spent Thursday morning courting his party for votes before heading out of town for the Memorial Day recess.” THE POLICY BEHIND THE POLITICS, via Needham: “Fast-track would allow […]

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Chart Of The Day: The Relentless 65-Year Decline In The Labor Force Participation Of Men

Chart Of The Day: The Relentless 65-Year Decline In The Labor Force Participation Of Men

on May 22, 2015, 6:40 AM / in International News, National News

By David Stockman  /  David Stockman’s Corner There are powerful domestic and international economic forces and welfare state policy impacts—-such as the huge increase in Social Security disability and food stamp recipients—– that are roiling labor force participation rates and weakening labor hours utilized and labor productivity. Yet the Fed is led by a clueless, paint-by-the-numbers Keynesian “conomist” who is trapped in a 1960s “full-employment” time warp. […]

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